About Devi Bhava

Devi Bhava

Devi Bhava is a special program that begins with the Atma Puja ceremony for world peace. Afterwards, Amma will receive guests who have tokens for an embrace. She will continue doing this all night into the next morning. Many stay the entire time to be in the uplifting atmosphere and to enjoy the devotional singing.

If you have time constraints, you should arrive early as programs are very large. You may find your token number is very late into the next morning. Seating for the puja is also limited due to the large number of people who typically attend this program. The best chance of getting a seat is to arrive by 4:15.

Please note that large bags are not allowed inside the hall. There will be provisions for medical accessories or needs for children. You can check in all large items at the Bag-Drop counter located at the entrance to the hall. Bring only personal items like small bag, if any, into the hall. If you come with a group and would like to sit together, everyone in your group must enter the hall together. As with other programs, everyone in your party should be present to receive a token.

Devi Bhava is also the time when Amma gives mantras. A mantra is a group of Sanskrit words used for prayer and meditation. If you are interested in receiving a mantra, information will be given for you to read while you are sitting in line waiting to receive your darshan.

Devi Bhava Evening Schedule

4:30pm - Volunteers begin welcoming guests who have come to the program
5:00pm - The token line opens for retreatants
5:30pm - Tokens are handed out and the seating begins
7:00pm - Amma arrives and Atma Puja ceremony begins
8:30pm - Approximate time Amma receives guests for her embrace

Dinner is served until midnight. Snacks and the Amma Shop are open all night.